News Releases

28 June 2016
The Cook Islands Sanitation (Wastewater Management) Policy and the Cook Islands Solid Waste Management Policy have been approved by Cabinet. Continue reading...
10 February 2015
WATSAN Director Tekao Herrmann will be presenting a 'snap shot' of sanitation in the Cook Islands at the Development Partners meeting tomorrow Wednesday 11th February 2015. This presentation will detail what WATSAN's plans are for improving wastewater treatment in the Cook Islands over the next four years and why we need to undertake this work and also report back on the Muri pilot project. Please download the PDF to the right to read up on WATSAN's 'snap shot'. Continue reading...
3 September 2014
Tourism operators and stakeholders were invited to attend a presentation on the new Cook Islands Sewage and Wastewater Regulations 2014 at the Edgewater Resort on the 2nd September 2014. Continue reading...
14 August 2014
The Ministry of Infrastructure Cook Islands, WATSAN Unit and the Ministry of Health held a meeting for the plumbing and drainlaying industry members to present the Sewage and Wastewater Regulations 2014 at the Muri Rugby Clubhouse. Continue reading...
14 August 2014
The new Public Health (Sewage and Wastewater Treatment and Disposal) Regulations 2014 are available for viewing. Continue reading...
13 August 2014
WATSAN seeks appropriately qualified experts for an assessment of sludge management facilities on Rarotonga and Aitutaki. Continue reading...
8 May 2014
Sanitary Inspectors working together with the National Environment Service and the Ministry of Health to lead the way for cleaner waterways Continue reading...
13 December 2013
National water standards will be developed in the lead up to the design phase of the Te Mato Vai water project due to begin early next year. Continue reading...
9 December 2013
The company that will manage the biggest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the Cook Islands government has been chosen and planning to get the Te Mato Vai project up and running has begun. Continue reading...
2 October 2013
Project scheduled for completion at the end of October. Continue reading...
2 October 2013
Total project completion is on track to be complete by end of October. Continue reading...
12 August 2013
New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully announced New Zealand will invest significantly in an on-going programme to upgrade residential sanitation infrastructure. Continue reading...
24 July 2013
Results of an inspection report on the on-site sanitation systems at 30 businesses and accommodation providers in Muri and Avana are now ready for discussion with the business owners. Continue reading...
24 July 2013
WATSAN seeks applications from appropriately qualified and experienced individuals or firms, to provide leadership of the Communications Work stream for 'Te Mato Vai'. Continue reading...
30 May 2013
As planned, Public Health compliance and enforcement processes will now begin in the Avana and Muri areas. Continue reading...
22 March 2013
World Water Day 2013
WATSAN celebrates World Water Day 2013 Continue reading...
22 February 2013
The mamas of Muri recently gifted a specially designed tivaevae to the WATSAN Unit Continue reading...
6 December 2012
A specialist team will be visiting businesses around Muri and Avana to provide free assessments of on-site sanitation systems Continue reading...
22 November 2012
WATSAN staffers Tai Nooapii and Jaime Short with the reusable water pouches the team will be giving away during Vaka Eiva
The WATSAN team is excited to be part of Vaka Eiva 2012 and will be on-site raising awareness about waste and water issues with paddlers. Continue reading...
11 November 2012
Avarua School's morning at the landfill included tours of the new waste baler
Students from Avatea School visted the landfill recently and spent time learning how they can do their bit to protect the planet. Continue reading...

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